Joe Bankard started his first ministry appointment at Collister UMC in July 2016. He is excited to be a part of this amazing congregation. The spirit is moving and those at Collister are excited to see what the Lord has in store for this small but thriving community.
In addition to being the pastor at Collister, Dr. Bankard is also a philosophy professor at Northwest Nazarene University. He has been at NNU since 2007. Joe's main philosophical interests are Christian Ethics and the interface between modern science (evolution, quantum physics, etc.) and the Christian Faith. For a sample of his preaching, check out the sermon podcast from the horizontal menu above.
Jenny began her appointment as Associate Minister at Collister in August of 2018. As an ordained Deacon, her passion is serving in the space between the church and the community. She is grateful for the opportunity to help grow Collister’s outreach into the community and working alongside others in the Treasure Valley in justice initiatives.
Jenny’s primary appointment is at Taft Elementary, one of Boise’s Title 1 schools. This year her assignment has been Title 1 tutor, working with students who are working to reach grade level proficiency. This public school position combines her passion for education and the call to lead ministries of service and justice in the community. She and husband Mark were married New Years Eve in 2018 and together they have five amazing adult kids, two wonderful sons-in-law and one beautiful granddaughter. They are enjoying love and life and adventures together!
Joshua and Emily Godfrey
Music: the final frontier. These are the voyages of Joshua and Emily Godfrey. Their ongoing mission: to explore beautiful new songs; to seek out new chords and new arrangements; to boldly go where no worship team has gone before.